Faculty & Students

Principal Investigator
 kleinstreuer Clement Kleinstreuer, Ph. D.
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MAE Department, NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7910
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BME Department, NC State University and UNC Chapel Hill
Raleigh, NC 27695-7910
E-mail: ck@ncsu.edu
Research Associates
Arun Varghese Kolanjiyil, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher and Lab Manager
MAE Deptartment, NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7910
 Yu Feng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering Department
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Ruxana T Sadikot, M.D, MRCP (UK), FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Emory University
Wellington Pham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Xiaole Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Key Laboratory of Energy Thermal Conversion and Control of Ministry of Education
Southeast University
Jiangsu Prov.
 Jie Li, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer
UTC Carrier
Indianapolis, Indiana
Chong S. Kim, Ph. D.
Senior Research Scientist (EPA)
Adj. Professor (NCSU)
U.S. EPA Human Studies Division, RTP, NC 27711
: kim.chong@epamail.epa.gov
Junemo Koo, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
ME Department, Kyung Hee University
South Korea
: jmkoo@khu.ac.kr
Gregory D. Buckner, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MAE Department, NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
: greg_buckner@ncsu.edu
Graduate Students
 Sriram Vasudevan Chari
“Whole-Lung Airway Modeling and
Simulation with OpenFOAM ”
: schari@ncsu.edu
 Adithya Gurumurthy
“Optimization of Inhaler Mouthpiece and Particle-injection Conditions”
Email: agurumu@ncsu.edu
Ayush Agrawal
“Modeling and Simulation of Non-spherical Particles Dynamics with Applications”
Email: aagrawa9@ncsu.edu
Nilay Atul Kulkarni
“Inhaled Pollutant-dynamics in Representative Lung-airways under High Ambient Temperature Conditions”
Email: nkulkar2@ncsu.edu
Shantanu Avinash Vachhani
“Transport and Deposition of Theranostic Nanoparticles from Supply-arteries into Tumor Tissue”
Email: svachha@ncsu.edu

Prospective Ph.D. Students

The research projects listed on the home page (and outlined on the research pages) rest selectively on the fundamentals of two-phase flow, turbulent flow, microfluidics, heat and mass transfer, nanofluid flows, particle dynamics, fluid-structure interaction flows and of optimal (medical) system design, as well as applied mathematics and computer sciences, including tera- to peta-scale computing.

Thus, prospective Ph.D. students should have a strong knowledge base in the engineering sciences and applied math, exhibit advanced computational skills, interdisciplinary team-work ethics, and a propensity for creative thinking.

The Ph.D.-level assignments are not only exciting and entail cutting-edge interdisciplinary research activities; the most attractive fact is that the results may help people.

Even before journal publications, research results are presented by qualified students at national conferences all expenses paid. Ultimately, graduate students receive a well-rounded, in-depth education with knowledge & skill levels, which allow them to take on any challenging engineering project in industry or elsewhere.

Note: As all real progress, earning a PhD degree requires hard work, patience, creative thinking and good luck.

For application information, please refer to the website of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NCSU.